Published Apr 17, 2019 at 3:50 PM | Updated at 4:04 PM PDT on Apr 17, 2019
The Office of the United States Attorney Southern District of California, Robert S. Brewer Jr., on Tuesday said a jury has convicted Adrian Andres Cortez-Quinones, 24, and Victor Gaspar-Chichande, 29, both of Ecuador, and Segundo Marcial Dominguez-Caicedo, 35, of Colombia, of trafficking more than $28 million worth of cocaine by sea.
The men were busted on Dec. 31, 2017, by officials with the U.S. Coast Guard in the eastern Pacific Ocean, about 100 nautical miles north of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. The drugs weighed 2,700 pounds. Here are some photos presented by federal prosecutors at the trio's weeklong trial in San Diego.